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, mudslide it's wednesday november 7th and this is "now." >>> joining me today, msnbc political analyst and national affairs editor for new york ma emmy darlings john heilemann, msnbc political analyst and former rnc chairman the notorious michael steele host of msnbc's politics nation the inimitable reverend al sharpton and "time" and political analyst, our other emmy darling mark halperin. >> america has given president obama a new four-year lease on the house at 1600 pennsylvania ight, itg mo. >> the president not only big. >> this shellacking electoral results, it looks like a rout. >> source close to the romney summed up their feelings in three words, this one stings. >> the six-round knockout out of nowhere. >> we were sitting in the pumpkin patch waiting for the great pumpkin to rise. never came. >> no. >> as it turned no one sing state was crucial for the president with the exception of north carolina president obama took every single battleground state. the only remaining question is florida which hasn't yet been called and where the president stil
morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> good morning, everyone. it has been a horrific week for the northeast. mid-atlantic states continue to unfold. 94 people confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power. that's down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's staten island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodice weies were found i marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out when rising waters engulfed their vehicle. people living on the island told nbc's ann curry support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> well, fema teams did walk through staten island neighborhoods on thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. >>> elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, and diapers last night. 17 mil
. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> if you can believe it, more mystery for residents in the northeast as a powerful nor'easter batters airs yas already hit hard by hurricane sandy. this storm is packing winds of over 60 miles per hour and dumped as much as a foot of snow in some areas. there are already reports of downed trees and power lines and more than a thousand flights have been canceled. katherine craig is braving the elements for us this morning. katherine? >> reporter: good morning from staten island, already hard hit by sandy. everyone is dealing with these piles of debris, a huge mound covered with snow as well. you drive through certain neighborhoods on staten island and this is the scene. you have stranded cars covered be snow, power lines covered with snow as well. half a foot of snow fell onto parts of staten island. the rain started falling about 11:00 yesterday morning. we were here for that. the snow started falling shortly thereafter. it continued to fall through the night and ending very early this morning. it covered downed power lines, also the cars that were dam
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day 2012. i'm lynn berry. this is a special edition of "first look" on msnbc. >>> millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do last minute politicking early today. in ohio 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida, nearly 4.5 million people have already voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do swing state interviews and then will play his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added to last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in ohio. we have details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracy i poe tracie potts is wit >>> look at the cincinnati enquirer with the faceoff picture in the headline. it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while th
guest is msnbc host rachel maddout. if she's here then who is getting ratings on msnbc. a nine-year-old boy spent his parent's life savings on candy. he shouldn't have paid full price for that $100,000 bar. this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) (cheers and applause) thank you ladies and gentlemen. stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! >> stephen: welcome to the report. thank you for joining us. nation, you know, here in the tristate area we are still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. things got so bad that people if brooklyn were forced to live like they were in the 19th century instead of just dressing like it. but just, just when we thought that the worse was over we got hit again. >> a new nor'easter is slamming new york and new jersey. a brutal nor'easter. >> nor'easter. >> nor'easter. >> yes, a nor'easter. (laughter) a stoorm so powerful it can wipe out a region's supply of ts and hs. (laughter) and folks, i'm afra
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and they made a choice or the two parties and they made a choice. if you just go by viewers, fox mrs. msnbc, romney should have won three to one. >> jon: exit polls, some suggest reflected sort of the media theme that barack obama is a kiachbd of the little guy and middle-class and mitt romney is a rich guy that only cares about rich guys? >> i think it's clear that obama is the person who is looking to have middle-class tax cuts and mitt romney was to give tax cuts to rich people. what i would say, the reason i don't think the media played as big of a role in this. the reason barack obama won is because he ran a superior campaign. it was very targeted in these battleground states. i would be more interested in seeing exit polls from the battleground states which unfortunately we didn't have. the national exit polls don't tell us that much because what happened in the battleground states is so radically different. the gender gap, there were amazing swings that happened because barack obama's campaign was bombarding them with these messages and mitt romney. >> jon: microtargeting. that kind
'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. we're here in d.c. to cover this historic election and it comes at a time when millions are until trying to put their lives back together. we will dive into the latest news from the world of politics in just a moment but first, those let's get you caught up on the very latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. about 2.5 million people remain without power in the aftermath of that storm. 109 deaths nationwide have been attributed to sandy's wrath. those numbers could rise. at least 40 of those deaths were in new york city. that's where mayor michael bloomberg relented and cancelled the new york city marathon. 40,000 runners were expected to compete sunday. many folks around this country especially in that city believe holding the race, though, would be inappropriate and could de y delay -- no, no, no, stop! humans -- one day, we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... stop, stop, stop! my car! not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutu
. mitt romney 48%. good afternoon. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. let's go straight to nbc news correspondent kerry sanders from miami. the election is finally put to rest. >> folks in florida have been wondering what is going on. the numbers show that the state did tilt to obama. he got 50% of the vote. romney took 49.1% of the vote. clearly, florida remains a battleground state. the question is, why did this take so long? part of the fact is that early voting was cut back by the republican governor rick scott. if you take a look at the newspaper here, this is the tampa bay times headlines. it says, no apology from scott. he went on to say, what i'm trying to do is improve the way government works. i believe in efficiency. i believe every vote has to count. i want to have a good process that people feel good about. well, the people are not feeling good because in many cases they felt that the governor made the decision to push back the number of days from 14 to 8, meaning that there were fewer days for early voting, meaning that people couldn't get to
, everybody. i'm tom here at msnbc headquarters and we're watching president obama there in hilliard, ohio, greeting fans at a campaign there giving a stump speech and bringing up specifically parts of the jobs numbers. that is the big news we saw today. unemployment kicked up ever so slightly to 7.9%. but there was a big boost in hiring with the official number at 171,000 jobs added over the course of the month. that's much higher than expected. the analysts had predicted something lower, around 120ish. we want to bring in our morning power panel. jared bernstein, ron ensanna, cnbc contributor and author of "ohio to make a fortune from the bill biggest bailout in history" and dana se abank. >> jared, i want to start with you. we've got the numbers took front. we've got more jobs added last month than expected. but the unemployment rate picked up from september. why? >> more people entered the labor force, about 580,000 people. now, these monthly numbers jump around. and about 400,000 or so, according the to that part of the survey. the labor force stayed the same, but people in the labor
in democracy plaza in new york city. joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor, and managing editor of post politics.com and mark halperin political analyst for "time" and msnbc. so, first to you, chris, let's talk about the state of the race. >> well, we're almost there, andrea. i think the state of the race is that president obama retains a -- this has been the case for a while now. he retains more paths to 270 electoral votes than does mitt romney. mitt romney, i think we're actually going to know relatively early how this is headed because florida, virginia and ohio are all closing on the early end of the evening. i really do think for mitt romney's math to be plausible he needs florida, he needs virginia and he probably needs ohio too. if barack obama wins one of the three, i think it's going to be tough but not impossible for mitt romney as the map moves west ward. if he wins two of the three, if one is florida, it's you could probably make it add up to 270 with the states left, but it would not be good for mitt romney. >> what you're seeing from the groun
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turkey dinners for residents of coney island. >>> also on msnbc today, the first lady will be presented with the official white house christmas tree. it's going to be displayed throughout the holiday season in the blue room of the executive mansion. this year the 19-foot fraser fir comes from peak farms in ashe county, north carolina. >>> if you missed the thanksgiving day broadcast of the national dog show, you are in luck because the event is going to re-air tonight at 8:00 p.m. on nbc. >>> an incredible sight. 150 cars and trucks mangled over a two-mile stretch. we'll have that next. >>> plus, a feat even new york jets fans might find amazing. gang green gives up an astounding 35 points in just 2:14. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans m
pant crapping over at msnbc. >> i was disappointed in the president. i thought he was off his game. i was absolutely stunned tonight. >> there wasn't, i don't think, a single direct attack against mr. romney from president obama. no discussion of the 47%. >> at all. >> no discussion of immigration. no discussion of union rights. no discussion of women's rights, no discussion of bain. >> where was obama tonight? >> stephen: oh, break out the sour cream and bacon bits, nation, because mr. potato head is steamed! you know what, you know what? do you know why, i just got to get another taste of chris matthews here. but before we do that let me just-- i want to jack in right here okay, jack into him right there, so i can feast on his impotent rage. >> tonight wasn't an msnbc debate was it? it just wasn't. i don't know what was doing out there. i don't know how he let romney get away it with it. they are part of your 47%. you want to-- you don't have any chance, what are you talking about. where was obama tonight! he should watch -- -- with was romney doing, winning. obama should watch msnb
it, but why is that the only game in town? they have ten times the ratings of cnn and msnbc, but it's not occurred to cnn and msnbc. they get higher ratings. i wonder if we should try to be fair and balanced. [laughter] [applause] team popular. by the way, just a small point on -- this is why i am doing piers morgan in a couple weeks. [laughter] i tweeted him that i was avoiding it because he preat a times and edits before it goes to live. i want it live. i don't want my remarks back to him edited out. that's all i asked for, and -- [applause] an example was a month ago, and it was more than this, chitchatting withed to kopp will, -- kopple, and, yes, he's still alive. i said you're taking a 30-second clip of this, take it out of context and use what you want. don't you have enough of this, and can't we move on? he said, yes, he was going to be doing that. we talked about my position, and, by the way, i never worked for fox news, i'm a frequent guest, i'm a viewer of fox news. i never worked for them. the only tv station i worked for is ha-ha, msnbc. [laughter] i was just stating as
correspondent richard engel, jack jacobs, an msnbc policy analyst and carl bernstein, the legendary analyst now a contributor to the daily beast. thank you all for joining me tonight. >> good to be here. >> let me start with you, be richard. this is a real shock. i mean, late this afternoon, the news came out. what can you tell us? >> what we know so far and what we've been able to confirm from multiple sources is clearly that the cia director resigned. he made that announcement and cited an extramarital affair. denot, he did not, however, say who may have been involved. what we also know from law enforcement officials is that the fbi is currently investigating paula who has written a become on general petraeus, a favorable account of general petraeus. she talks about having extensive access to the general. they've gone running together, according to her accounts, she's appeared many times on television programs, including on msnbc. the fbi investigation is focusing on whether she had improper access to general petraeus' e-mails and may potentially have looked at classified information. we have
in this great democracy. so joining me now for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and mark halperin, senior political analyst for "time" and msnbc. and before we move on to both of you, let's take a look at this moment on the tar mac in cleveland within the hour. an election day convergence of candidates from underneath air force 2 in cleveland, you can see mitt romney's plane in the distance, paul ryan's plane also on the tarmac. all three right there in cleveland, ohio. chris cizilla, just why were they all going to ohio? can't imagine why. >> that's it. that image picture worth a thousand words right there. i mean, we've talked about this and we've talked about it. i really do think ohio is the linchpin for both sides actually. i do think barack obama retains more paths to 270 electoral votes, true yesterday, true a week ago, true probably six months ago. he clearly does. but ohio is absolutely mitt romney must have it and i would say barack obama in a lot of ways to make his math add up if he doesn't win florida and doesn't win virgi
, headquarters for msnbc's campaign coverage from now until election day. and through results night tuesday. first, this day's headlines. with less than 40 hours to election day a flurry of activity already this sunday. president obama kicked off the day in new hampshire with former president bill clinton. >> so when you ask yourself the question, who is going to fight for me and bring about real change, you know that i know what real change looks like. because i fought for it alongside you. i've got the scars to prove it. i've got the gray hair to show for it. >> after wrap lg up in new hampshire, president obama heads to florida for an event with recording artist pitt bull. he ends his day in colorado with dave matthews. mitt romney kicked off this f d final sunday in iowa with a rally in des moines. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want four more years like the last four years or do you want real change? look, president obama promised change but he couldn't deliver it. i not only promised change, i have a record of achieving it. >> governor romney has events s
's nuclear facilities. veroni veronica? >> interesting. michelle kosinski, we appreciate it. >>> msnbc will have special edesk day coverage throughout the day tomorrow. we'll bring you the best primetime coverage at 6:00 eastern with rachel maddow and chris matthews. >>> and now for a look at the weather and that nor'easter that's headed our way. nbc meteorologist bill karins is down in democracy plaza for us. he got the good assignment this morning. >> good monday morning. a beautiful scene down here. this is the place to be of course as we go throughout tuesday night. behind me you can see the tall building here at 30 rock, the ice rink. i again, 270, the magic number will be displayed live on the building as we go throughout tuesday night. if you're interested in weather and the recovery, we're worried about what's going to happen with this potential nor'easter the next couple days. it will take a typical path for a nor'easter with rain mostly through the southeast and to the middle of the country. as it goes to the east coast, that's when the problems will arise. let me take you th
. here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose ♪ i'd be all lost at sea ♪ with no reason to make it through ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the celebration diamond collection. ♪ if it wasn't for you [ male announcer ] diamonds so expertly cut, we guarantee them for life. zales is the diamond store. let love shine. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning. a new pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> well, 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secret
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a lively debate of the top headlines. don't miss "politics nation" 6:00 p.m. on msnbc. >>> bad news from hewlett-packard took wall street by surprise. hp plunged 12% after revealing a company it bought for $10 billion last year lied about its finances. the massive blunder has some on the street saying ceo meg whitman may be on the way out. >>> overseas this morning asian stocks fell after european officials failed to release a loan payment to detmier, greece. >>> here at home it's being called the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever. u.s. attorneys in new york announced a former portfolio manager has been arrested for allegedly obtaining secret advanced results of an experimental alzheimer's drug that netted his hedge funds $276 million. >>> federal regulators now say they will not have enough time to prevent hundreds of planned protests by walmart employees on black friday. >>> master card said holiday shopping in early november took a hit from superstorm sandy. apparel and luxury sectors were down 7% over last year. >>> research in motion just lost another customer, the national
not occurred two msnbc they are getting higher ratings of wonder if we should try being fair and balanced? [applause] just a small point* i am doing peers market and a few weeks. the reason i have been avoiding it because the pre-tapes than edits i just want it to be live by don't mice naughty remarks back to be added did out. that is all i asked. [applause] i probably but not get it but and example was i was in l.a. more than our jeht chatting with ted koppel. yes, but he is still alive. [laughter] we were arguing the entire time finally said he will take a 302nd club and put it out of context don't you have enough by now? must we go on? he said yes. but we were arguing about my position and i have never worked for fox news really tv station workforce is msnbc. [laughter] i + 80 as a factual matter you want both sides i watch msnbc for fun but to find out what is going on i go to fox. among the examples was if you watch msnbc right now, you might miss the story about our ambassador being killed. you know, that they think it is a game changing gaffe by a bit grumpy but they do not know a
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. >> be sure to watch "hardball" with chris matthews weekdays at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern only on msnbc, the place for politics. in >>> authorities in cairo are bracing for more protests as outrage grows as morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. nbc's ayman moyheldin joins us with the latest. ayman, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. authorities are bracing for what could be the fifth day of violent clashes erupting between those who oppose president morsi and those who support him. now, over the past several days, we've seen some intense clashes. many of those protesters targeting the offices of the freedom and justice party, the organization that president mohamed morsi is politically affiliated with. now, the anger stems from the decree that president morsi issued. that degree gave him the ability to legislate powers without any type of judicial review. the president says you have to take those measures because egypt's judiciary is full of remnants of the old regime and pro-mubarak-appointed judges. that's why according to him there's a slow transition to democracy.
got a colleague from msnbc asking what governor christie said about president obama. christie attacked him based on past performance. i'm living in a bubble right now. i had no idea. if i had to look at it overall and stark politics it's a short-term benefit to the president. by election day, people will make whatever decision they're going to make, obviously hime hoping for governor romney. president obama's doing what he has to do. it's important for the country. >> thank you so much. thanks for what you're doing for all of your folks and good luck to you. >> thank you. >> in the district. airports are shut down by hurricane sandy but beginning to resume operations slowly. this morning, laguardia airport, completely flooded during the storm, reopened limited service office jfk and newark opened. tom kos tell la made his way to laguardia overnight. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: this is the good news. actual -- we've got passengers. we've got people pulling up to the curbs and importantly planes on the ramps. we were here with the first plane landed here at laguardia. two run
, chris cizilla who hasn't had to walk or drive ney where today. msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and charlie cook dean of all the analysts, msnbc political analysts, founder of the cook report, our bible indeed. let me start with you, charlie, a couple days out where do you see the state of the race? >> well, i think that you've got about -- i don't buy the michigan nevada pennsylvania wisconsin are still in play. i don't think those outcomes are still in doubt. i think obama will win those four. we're really down to the last seven states and their 94 electoral votes and obama needs 17 out of 94 and romney needs 79 out of 94. when one candidate only needs 18% of the electoral votes in the toss up states and the other 84%, the odds are a lot better for the candidate that needs the 18% and that's president obama. so, i think the popular vote -- i think it's tied. i think we could easily see romney win the popular vote, but the electoral college i still think -- i would put a finger on the scale towards president obama. >> chris cizilla, if president obama wins,
afternoon to you. i'm craig melvin. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. four days after the election, and there is big news from florida on this saturday. nbc news now calling the state for president obama. that puts 29 electoral votes in the president's column. that gives him a final count of 332 electoral votes. governor romney 206 electoral votes. more on that in a few moments. >>> major news from the nation's highest court today. the justices of the supreme court said they will consider the racially charged issue of whether to scale back the historic voting rights act. more on this now from nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. >> reporter: craig, this is shaping up to be the most important supreme court term in decades for civil rights. the justices are already looking at affirmative action and college admissions. now they've agreed to consider whether to gut the landmark voting rights law. here is the question simply stated. has racial discrimination in the south diminished to the point that a key part of the voting rights act passed 47 years ago is no long
made a bad loss even worse for republicans. portions of the tape were posted online, though msnbc doesn't know exactly when the call took place. >> what the president -- president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> free stuff. it's offensive. and it's exactly what romney talked about in his 47% tape. it wasn't a gaffe. it wasn't a mistake. we now know it's exactly what this small-minded man believes. >> what the president did is he gave them two things. one, he gave them a big gift on immigration, with the dream act and the amnesty program. number two, he put in place obama care, which is -- which basically is $10,000 a family. i mean, it's a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money from the government to a group. and guess what, they'll vote for you. >> in romney's world view passing laws and helping people get a fair shake is "giving money to a group." bu
countdown to doomsday. >> okay. i am going to need a real check. let's bring in our panel, msnbc political analyst jonathan alter, columnist for the bloomberg view and an author. msnbc political analyst professor michael irkchael iraq dyson. the only reason the president won re-election according to mr. o'reilly is because he drove around the country throwing dollar bills to anyone who would vote for him. that's right, isn't it? >> i don't know if that happened, but i know the president stripped down them to a bare essence and the bare essence as he made it rain on their heads was the fact they had no particular agenda that was saleable to the american public. now they're looking for excuses. isn't it interesting -- >> no, no, no, he gave them free stuff. he gave them the government. he gave them health care. he gave them the air to breathe. he gave them free stuff. >> wow, he sounds like a birth narrative from the bible because obama seems to be progenitor of the entire universe for those who are locked out. but i'll tell you this, what's interesting is they're looking for excuses. they'r
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